Anupam Kher Met With Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain In NYC Saying ‘It Feels Nice To Meet Indians In New York’.

Recently, Anupam Kher ran into tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in New York. The actor Anupam Kher has been in the United States for a while now.

Taking to Instagram, Anupam Kher has shared a video of his encounter with the music legend and wrote, “Encounters in NY. I was delighted to meet the maestro, the pride of our country Ustad #ZakirHussain Sahab in NY. I have been his admirer for a long long time. Such a humble man. It is pure magic when he plays Tabla. Jai Ho to him!!”

In the video, Anupam Kher was all grateful for Zakir and called him an inspiration. “Acha Laga New York Jaise sheher mein Hindustaniyo ko mil kar, (Zakir) Saab ko mil kar. Badi Prerna hai ye (It’s nice to meet Indians in New York, to meet Zakir Saab. He’s an inspiration),” Anupam Kher said.

Ustaad Zakir Hussain in return said to Anupam Kher that he is a big fan of him. “Aapse hamesha milke acha lagta hai (It always feels nice to meet you),” he said. Zakir revealed that the last time they met was in Chicago, at a friend’s home. “Also, over there, in the morning, you were playing and I was in the audience because I got to know that you were performing there. So happy to see you,” Anupam Kher said.

Anupam Kher has been sharing usual updates from his stay in the US. A few weeks ago, he visited Priyanka Chopra’s restaurant, Sona, in New York. He has shared pictures with the staff on Instagram and praised her. “Dearest @priyankachopra !! It was a pleasure to have dinner at your wonderful restaurant @sonanewyork. Everything was great. Food, ambiance, fantastic staff headed by chef @harinayak. You have given us Indians one more reason to be proud of you. Keep it up. You are the best. Jai Ho!” he said. Priyanka Chopra commented, “Awww thank you Anupam sir! So glad you liked it!”

Anupam Kher:
Anupam Kher had also recently reunited with his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro.

Zakir Hussain:
Ustad Zakir Hussain is an Indian tabla virtuoso, composer, percussionist, music producer, and film actor. He is the eldest son of tabla player Ustad Allah Rakha.

Zakir Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India presented by President Abdul Kalam. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Academy, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama.

In 1999, he was awarded the United States National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.